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Swedenborg, Emanuel (1688–1772)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DB063-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Swedenborg was an eighteenth-century Swedish dignitary of considerable learning who believed that he had the power to communicate with spirits and angels and that these beings would help him fulfil the task allotted to him by God, namely to reveal the hidden meaning of Scripture and to usher in the new Church. His thought attracted the critical attention of no less a figure than Immanuel Kant.

Citing this article:
Laywine, Alison. Swedenborg, Emanuel (1688–1772), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DB063-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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